Producer prices for scheduled air transportation services represent prices for business and personal travel, as well as shipment of high-value freight. Because producers also act as retailers, a change in prices charged by airlines is immediately passed on to consumers.
|Price Index (Dec-1992=100)||Jul-01||Jul-02|
|Scheduled air transportation - passenger||184.3||180.2|
|Scheduled air transportation - passenger percent change from same month previous year||9.35||-2.24|
|All air transportation (including nonscheduled)||158.7||157.4|
|All air transportation (including nonscheduled) percent change from same month previous year||7.52||-0.82|
|Scheduled air transportation - cargo||102.0||106.3|
|Scheduled air transportation - cargo percent change from same month previous year||5.04||4.26|
NOTES: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the
previous year to account for seasonality.
Data from April 2002 to July 2002 are preliminary.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics; August 8, 2002; available at: http://www.bls.gov/ppi/.